Hoping for a News Partnership in Pittsburgh
As we gather here in Pittsburgh, we’re hoping that mPress will become one of the meaningful community spaces at the convention. To make that happen, we need your contributions. If you have an idea for an article or see a photo opportunity, please let us know. Though we don’t print letters in the limited space of our eight-page print edition, we welcome your comments online.
With this iteration of mPress, we’ve added several new features that are dependent on audience participation. One is a section for “This I Believe” essays. Here’s a chance for you to share a concrete belief or conviction in a short essay of 350 to 500 words.
Through the Frugal Diner column, we invite you to share tips on inexpensive but good places to eat in town. Columbus offered an unusually varied selection of foods, all conveniently housed under one roof nearby. Pittsburgh could be more of a challenge, especially since most everyone will arrive on the holiday. This column is one way we can make the most of what is available.
Modeled on the Metropolitan Diary in The New York Times, our Convention Diary aims to share memorable comments and stories and scenes throughout the week. We definitely need your help in recording those moments. At the top of the home page, you’ll see Photos from the Floor. This is intended as a “best of” gallery of photos, including contributions from cameras of all makes and levels of experience. If there’s a photo you’re proud of, we’d love to see it. And, as always, we hope you’ll send us clever entries for the Top 10 list.
Even as you make your way across many bridges this week, we also hope that you’ll take advantage of the many open doors, including the one to our newsroom. We would be delighted to say hello in person and show you around the office where we’re working (what we lack in commanding views we make up for with positive energy).